Twin sisters both deliver sets of twin boys on same day


Tuesday, December 14th 2004, 7:26 pm
By: News On 6


ATLANTA (AP) _ Two twin sisters are seeing double _ or make that quadruple _ after delivering two sets of twin boys Tuesday.

Twenty-one-year-olds Ashlee Spinks of Indianapolis and Andrea Springer of Conyers, Ga., delivered their boys by scheduled Caesarean sections Tuesday about an hour apart at Northside Hospital.

The women, who are fraternal twins, were six months pregnant when they found out they were both going to have twin boys due on the same date _ Jan. 1, 2005.

Spinks came to Georgia several weeks ago to share the pregnancy with her sister, and Spinks' husband, Bert Means, flew into town Monday to join the birthing party.

They said twins run in the families of all four parents, and that they did not use fertility drugs to conceive the babies.

Dr. Larry Matsumoto, a physician who specializes in high-risk pregnancies, said the chances of twin sisters being pregnant with twin boys due on the same date are probably one in a million.

``It's a blessing,'' Springer said from her hospital bed. ``It's hard enough for a lot of people to get pregnant, especially pregnant with twins.''

Springer gave birth to identical twins weighing just over 4 pounds each. Spinks gave birth to fraternal twins weighing 5-pounds, 9-ounces and 7-pounds, 4-ounces.

The women's doctor, James Dopson, said all four boys _ and their mothers _ were expected to be fine.